I am an instrument maker(violin maker/restorer) I want to start a project meeting/working with traditional instrument female maker. I am looking for a woman making shamisen, ideally in Japan, I was wondering if anyone here would have contact, suggestions to share for me to look at?
I couldn't help because… ahahah I don't know if you (Stephanie) know, I don't make instruments… anyway, I don't want to trust… I mean, also I would know more about this project, even if don't have contact/relation with anyone who makes instruments. At the end, are the instruments sold? Will someone play something? Etc?
Thanks a lot Mark and Phil for dropping the name of Catherine Thompson, it will be very interesting to contact her!
Sakura, I am not sure I understand your message, I am not making a marketing/business study but more craft in music related project!
Catherine here. As Mark says, (Thanks Mark!!) I am not in Japan but rather in a small village in the mountains in the north of Thailand.
I make Kora and shamisen and occasionally other odd and wonderful instruments .
for some other sites that might help let you know what I'm up to. :-)